Science and technology for disaster prevention and climate resilience in Asia

Joy Jacqueline Pereira, J. C R Hunt, J. C L Chan

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The role of science and technology (S&T) in preventing disasters and building resilience to climate change is featured in this paper, drawing primarily on the presentations and discussion of researchers, practitioners and policy makers from 31 institutions in 17 countries during the Workshop on Natural Disasters and Climate Change in Asia, held on 5-7 November 2012 in Bangi, Malaysia. Issues highlighted include advances in climate modelling and weather forecasts, with emphasis on information gaps; hazards and its cascading effects, focusing on current research and approaches; and the potential for land-based mitigation-adaptation strategies. Progress in mobilizing S&T to support disaster prevention and climate resilience is hindered by factors such as absence or lack of research, incomplete and non-existent scientific records, restricted access to data and capacity to innovate and transmit S&T, among others. The establishment of an Asian Network for Climate Science and Technology is proposed to provide and facilitate exchange of information and aid development of research co-ordination projects led by Asian researchers and possibly to act as a one-stop repository of global climate change related research too. The scope of the network would cover climate research with particular relevance to disaster resilience, including scientific capacity, which is all very distinct in Asia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalASM Science Journal
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Asian climate change adaption
  • Asian network
  • Asian researchers
  • Climate change
  • Climate mitigation
  • Climate modelling
  • Climate research
  • Disaster prevention
  • Hazards
  • Institutions
  • Policy
  • Science and technology
  • Strategies
  • Weather forecasts
  • Workshop

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Science and technology for disaster prevention and climate resilience in Asia. / Pereira, Joy Jacqueline; Hunt, J. C R; Chan, J. C L.

In: ASM Science Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2014, p. 1-10.

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